Diabetes-Friendly Recipes: Shrimp Fajitas!

Eating healthy can seem challenging even when a person does not have diabetes. See the recipe below for a diabetic friendly meal.

Shrimp Fajitas

shrimp-fajitas

Serve this dish with jicama sticks and guacamole. You can make this colorful dish even more vibrant by using different color peppers or purple onion.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 5

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin strips
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 corn tortillas

Directions:

  1. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray.  Cook the shrimp over medium heat for about 2 minutes.  Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the oil to the pan and heat. Add the bell peppers and onions and cook for about 7 minutes or until they begin to brown. Add the shrimp and any juices back to pan.
  3. Add the water and spices, including salt (optional) and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until the water evaporates. Serve the shrimp and peppers in the corn tortillas.

Nutrition facts for 2 fajitas:

Calories: 245

Carbohydrates: 31g

Protein: 24g

Fat: 3.5g

Sugar: 4g

Dietary fiber: 5g

Sodium: 385mg

 

by Keri Smith, CDE, registered dietitian at Valley Clinic

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